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Aug 20, 2009 5:30pm EDT
focus tonight. damon green of itn has our report. >> reporter: this used to an aircraft, an for those who boarded as passengers, the was no way out. today e man concted of blowing a passenger jet into fragments and violently ending the lives of all 270eople on board, learned he ll be free to le out his remaining days in peace. >> it is my decisionthat mr. abdel sset al megrahi, convicted in 2001 for t lockbie bombing, now terminally ill with proste cancer be released on compassionate grounds and be allowed to returto libya to die. >> reporter: the dtruction of pan am flight 103 remains o of the bloodie terror attacks ever launch at the west and one which was iediately blamed on liby at the timef the lockerbie bombing, the naon was a pariah state, internaonally shunne accused of sponsoring terrorism. its leader a figure of ha in thewest. it was onlafter 15 yea of sanctions that liby finally admitted it carried out the bombinand paidompensation to victims' filies. and thin a year, tonyblair was visiting tripoli to show th relations were bk to rmal, a controversial al enabling prisoners
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Aug 4, 2009 7:47pm EDT
around us all the time. so while we have to say that it's possible tat thesewo or oter virus may mix and reult in a new virus, that's essential always the case. we can have such a enario y time. >> repoer: he says the risk diseases that jump from one specs to another has risen in rece decades, with dozens of example from e bow la t lyme disease. >> theestruction of forests are ohhe urbanizion of people, that'sreated new opportunies for new kinds of interaction betweenumans and animals. another is the ease with which people move aroundhe world w. there ve been so ma emergi diseases in the last few decad, we've seen dozens of new diseases. h.i.v. bng only one. most of which did result from a sprd of an organismrom he animal world to the human world. >> reporter:'leary sayst wille important to strike a balance, watching for early signs of outbreaks while voiding socially disruptive measur like shutting down th rit bird trade or shtting down the market. >> ifill: for more on how virus are transmitted from animals to huns and for a reporter's nebook on cambodia visit our gobal health website
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Aug 21, 2009 5:30pm EDT
lib and colonel gadhafi is clear using al megrahi retu as a propaganda coupe despite the fact that this man is a convict murder who is termally ill and expected to die within three month >> that was mes blake of itn reporting. >>the british aren't just talking about w unhappy they e about the way the libyans handleali al megrahi's return home. they may be prepared to sothing about it. prce andrew, the duke of york, had been expected toisit libya -- and perhaps meet withoammar gadhafi early next month. the idea was to prome trade. but now, there are reports tt the visimay be off. >>> in afghanistan tay, a day afr the voting, both the leadinpresidential contenders, incumbent hamaid kari and opposition cdidate abdullah abduah, were both claiming victory. but abdullah also ised serious concerns about theegitimacy of the te. >> a l of irregularities whi have taken placehould have been prevented and shouldn't have happened. so the are a lot of complaints about irregulaties throughout the country. there are repos of rigging. >> the fir results are excted tomorrow. >>> of course,lmost ever
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Aug 7, 2009 5:30pm EDT
senior research fellowat the heratage foundationand she joins us from washington. ce to have youback. >> thanksor having me again. >> what doou think the impact will be the taliban in pakistan? will they recover from this, and if so, how long wll it take th? >> well, i thi this i a significant victory for pakistan, its fight against terrorismpecially coming on the heels of the pakistan military ability to oust t taliban from the swat valey region. but we know that military commande can be placed. this doesn't mean the end of the paktani talibanyet it is very significant development. and it could al ange the debate about drone strikes pastan. pakisti officials have been very critical of these one strikes but i thinkt would be hard for themo argue that this is an importa tool in the ght against trrorists that threaten pakistan itlf. >> that's an interting point because i was woering, what of ipact did youhink that this wold hve onhe cooperation between american and pakistani telligence agencies? beuse at least up unt now i think that they've be mistrustful of one another. >> well, ther
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Aug 5, 2009 5:30pm EDT
were taken to a location, and when we walked through the doors, weaw stding before us president bi clinton. >> donald kirk is a correspondent for the christian scnce monitor. he's spent t past 12 years based in south korea >> caller: i tnk it's a big deal in t sense that it says so korean relations. the fact that kim jong-i w ad to recei a high-profile american visitor in the fm of bill clint was certaly interesting. there's hope th perhaps it'll be possible to resume negotiations on one level or another. outside of the united states, reaction was mixed. in nairi at a coference of afrin leaders, secretary of state hillary clton told reporters, she was exced by the news. nonetheless, she reiterated america's hard line regding north korea's nuclear program. >> they have a choice. they can continue to follow a path that is filled with provocative actio, or they can decide toenew thr discussions. >>n south korea, reactn to thnews of the releasef lee and ling was noticeably subdued. north korea currently detained several hundd south koreans. so of whom accidentally styed into north kora
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Aug 31, 2009 1:00pm EDT
all live, d unfortunately, we are all polluters. i am, you are, andll of us are. >> nartor: tonight, frontlin instigates what's poisoning america'waters. c >> hedck smith: chesapeake bay at dawn. one of tho magical moments when you feel ateace and in harmony with nature. for , the chesapeake is a special place, an extraoinary naturatreasure. over t past 30 years, i've spent a lot of time onhe bay-- sailing, hiking, swimmin crabbing. i love the wer-- its calm, its beau, its majesty, and i'm fascinated bits meandering shorelines. in the earlyorning light the bay can look so pure and pristine, t that's deceiving. know that like most of america's terways, chesapeake bay is in trouble despityears of trying to save it, anthat worries me. i wanted firsthand look, and so i head out on the water witharry simns, a waterman who's been commercially shing the bafor 60 years. >> in its ak time, if you drained the bay, the crabsnd the fi and oysters and everytng would probably be ten foot deep on the botm all over the whole bay. >>mith: over the past several decades, sim has watched the good times
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Aug 28, 2009 12:30am EDT
all of us value and appreciatehe wonderful thgs that technology can do and i think the predent through his leadership has recommended me programs that help infortion thnology, prevention and wellness and tt refo and oth things that can slow down the rat of increase. if we slow down the incase in costhealth insurance will be more affdable for everye. >> prior to the goverent getting inlved, eier through more regulation, which a lot of folk in washingto have been against or b offering a plic option, take either one othose issues if prior to govnment getting volved in one of those two ways, y all, sayhe industry, couldn't gure how to t these costs down, why does e industry come and say we can get the costs down witut governnt getting involved. >> it is not a matter of getting thecosts down. we believe tt is absolutel essential for affordability but theroposals that aetna made going back to 200 is elimining the use of pre-exisng conditions. an individual's medical stats as a bas to be issued insance. in order to eliminate that we have to have everyone in the insurance pool. ry simp
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Aug 18, 2009 5:30pm EDT
% asurance to e peopleandahar to take part in the ections, and iant people to help us prevent any incidents ppening. >>eporter: never before would you see afgn police patrolng in american humvees. authorits are confident the taliban won' be able to sp voters from heading to lling station. >> in casesomething happened, those will be i.d.s. which a difficult. oromeporadic shooting fr outside of the city like from the distris but also we want toinimize those whene send forces to the district as well. >> rorter: the facr naeshing districts of kandahar cityave a strong taliban presenc and thursday's voting day will show justow tight the noose is around this capital. ina kandahar. >>> next door in helmand province offensive by amican and briti troops has been under way for while. one immiate goal is toush ba the taliban so that more pele can vote thursday buts lindsay hill som, after cades of warfare. remains skeptical about the motives the foreign troopsand fearful of their own safety. >> reporter: coming into lanin what the british call a liberated area. seized fro the talian in opati
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Aug 6, 2009 7:00pm EDT
getting cash for unkers and what are they buying; ana science story about using orensic testing to determine t age of ivory tus. major funng for the newsur with jim lehreis provided by: >> what e world needs now is energy. thenergy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle allenges like clite change. what is that energy ce from an energyompany? everyday, chevron invests $6 million in people, iideas-- seeking,eaching, building. fueling growth ound the world toove us all ahead. this is t power of human energy. chevn. intl. supporting matand science edution for tomorrow's innovators. the atlantic ilanthropies. and with thongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made poible by the corpation for publicroadcasting. and by contributis to your pbs stion from viewers like you. thank you. >> woruff: the u.s. senate confirmed sonia sotomar to the nation's highest court today e federal appeals judge will now come the first hispanic justice and thehird woman to s on the united states suprem court. jefey brown has our lead story report. >> on th
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Aug 4, 2009 5:30pm EDT
clinton is probab th most popula fure on this planet a this particular moment. and tell us about some of the other ex-presidents who've been sent on diplomatic missions. we mentioned of course jimmy carter, what about him >> well, jimmy carter played a really importt role in bringing about aemocratic free elt in nigggia following the sand anista fall several years ago. at the same tie, richa nixon played a k role andelp lessening tensions beten the united stes and china following tiananmen ce. the bush admintration had sent him on tha mission. so i think presides can play a very iortant diplomac role here in terms ofasing tensions and geing certain american foreign polynterests onhe ground. >> h it always worked out,r had their bee gaffe >> well, ihink that president carterade a major faux paw recently when heried to interject himself in the israeli/palestian dialogue. nd he ended up alienating israel, d reallyaking the siation far wor than iwas when it -- when he first began. >> we've only g about0 seconds left. but i wurprised by howhis is actually policy that goes back someme.
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Aug 3, 2009 6:00pm EDT
what generamcchrystal said in his circul to troops on july 2. he said t taliban cannot defeat us. we can defeat ourselves in other words, the military sgesting it will be a long haul with no guarantees. >> ye i think we will have success. i fuy agree weave to stay committein aghanistan as long as it takes to pvail. >> ders fogh rasmussen there. an entire town in china is in quarantine. a cond person hadied from mnemonic pgue. the town has a population of 1000. apart from t twodead, anotr 10 people a infected. the world health orgization says the do feel tt the chinese authities are taking apprriate measures. part of an overhaul of the legal system in japan has been broached. six locals have been selected at random to work with three judg on a murder tal. up to 100,000 people have lined the streets of mila to watc the funeral of former present. she led a popular urising against ferdinand marc. she diedf ccer at the age of 76. the banks have been blamed for helping to cause theworldwide recession, and now the are beg cticized for making money out of it, too. barclays a h.b.c. each made
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Aug 18, 2009 7:00pm EDT
millionn people, in ideas-- seeking, tching, building. fueling growth ound the world toove us all ahead. this ithe power of human energy. chevron. intel. suprting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. the atlantic philanthrops. d with the ongoing support o these institutio and foundations. and... this program wamade possible by the corporatn for public brocasting. and by contributions to ur pbs station fr viewers like you. thank you >> ifill: thsecurity situation in afghanistan deteriorat today after a suicide attackn kabul killed at least ght people and injured 55 mor earlier, the presideial palace was damed in a round of mortar attacks. john raof independent televion news begins our lead story coverage. >> rorter: no matter w often it haens, it nver÷ becomes routine. bul today in a thick plume of smok rise z on the skyli. a suicide bomb hu in size, attacked on aar, detonated a coalition convoy pass by. the walki wounded were led away, but id the wreckage many bad and badly injured. thetaliban claimed responsibilitfor their message so theyan pick and choose their targe
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Aug 27, 2009 7:00pm EDT
around the wod move us all ahead. his is the power of human energy. chevron. iel. suppoing math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. the william and fla hewlett foundaon, working to solve social and environmental problems at home andround the world. and with the ongng support of these institutions and foundions. d... this program was ma possible by e corporation for public broadcasting. and by contritions to your pbs statiofrom viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: aotorcade carrying the body of senator eard kennedtraveled a 70-mile route from cape c to boston, massachetts today. theearse passed mourners who gathered to pay tribute tohe man who served their sta for 46 years. "newshour" correspondent kwme holman has our lead story report. >> rorter: family and friends gathered athe kennedy compound in hyannis port is morning for the binning of the formal farewell to nator edward kennedy the senate in died there tuesday night after a year-ng bale with brain cancer, only onof his eight siblings survis. fter a private family mass, kennedy's so patrick-- a rhode island congr
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Aug 28, 2009 6:00pm EDT
searching the house. they took away a car they say tches the e used in the original had nhing -- kidnping. is tv reconstruction and it shows jayce bei snatched by rangers. >> she feels guilty for bonding to this man. he has had her longer than we have sr. he had her for 18 years. his sepfather -- her stepfather was once a suspect in e case. now jaee and her daughters ve been reunited with their long-lost family. clacks it looks like of virtual certainty fort -- > it oks like a vtual certainty for the worl's second-biggest economy unemploymentigures are the hhest in 16 years in japan. polls wer suggeing the liberal democratic party faced defeat in sday's election. is looks like a death blow. from kyo, we have this report. >> after the worst recession in decades, it is difficult to ignore the signsf povty. unemploymenhas beenising in pan. so have te numbers the desperat temporaryworkers have borne t brunt of t recession. the future looks bleak for this woman after she lt herob in febrry. she worked fo a card company for six years. -- for a ca companyr 6 years. >-- for a car comp
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Aug 7, 2009 6:30pm EDT
continue. >> i used to spe ridiculous amounts ofoney on going out to eat and shopping, and whnot. and because of evething that's haened, it's not jt myself, even for my friends with js, it's been very soberin >> reporter: the unexpecd decline inhe unemployment rate is being taken with a bigrain of salt many economists. a lot of job seekers gavup their search in ju, and the jobless rate cou tick up again if they resume looki for work. scott gurvey"nightly business report," new york. >> jeff: wel just the hint of slowing job losses had theulls roaring and short seller yelling r mercy. the dow popped 160 pointhigher in the fir 90 minutes of trading. consum-related stocks, like american expss, disney and home depot, were favores on the day. bothhe dow and nasdaq surged inhe early afternoon, but some traders cashing out ahead ofhe ekend trimmed the ins.ga the dow still finished up 1181 ints at 9370.07. this week, it fell twice a rose three times for an erall gain of 198.46 points. the nasdaq gaid 27 points to 2000.25. it also rose in ree out of the last 5 sessions for an orall advance of 2
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Aug 5, 2009 6:30pm EDT
informion about goldman's use of credit derivatives. those riskderivative contracts caused lman brothers to collse and almost took down a.i.g. >> paul:onight's "street itique" guest says the tech market's at a crital point. 's todd harrison, founder an ceo ofinyanville.com. dd welcome back to nbr. >> it's great to be he, paul, thank yo >> paul: you're vetan trader. wh are you seeing tt has you so kerned about the ch. stock? >> well, a a trader i more concerd, i'm lessoncerned withhe destinatio we arrive at, versus thepath we take to get there. so i'm looking for risk reward constantly in the marketplac and i think thate're at a ncture right now for the technology sect that is critical. it is confluence of technil levels that i'm lookg at, theown trend lines for 200 and also t pot that the tech. market broke from in this past support as future resisnce in the marketplace, the two lines arerossing precisely where were now,which haens to coincide with the 50%etradesman of the ente technology declinerom the top o 2007. s i'm looki at this lel as a critic infltion point. i'm short te
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Aug 7, 2009 9:00pm EDT
after the e of 50, if you're en to learning and change. >>ll of us at this point, to someegree i think are on a search for mningfulness, for purposulness. we want to find at this next 25 years, this in fa penultimatchapter of our life, isoing to be about. >> moyers: and a phographer rns our mass consumption int a thing of buty and a warning about e fate of the earth. >> this one is called pltic bottles, and it picts two million plasc bottles, the number wuse in the united states every five minutes. stay tuned. ptioning sponsored by public affairs televion >> moyer welcome to the journal. th is that time of year when public televisn asks you to go to your phone or computeand make a pledge to this ation. more than er, it can use your helpn these very difficult economic times th week, as we often do during pledge drives, by popular request we're bringingack one of youfavorite broadcasts, this one with a remarkable scholar and story ller who has some important insights out owing older... and old. ere are 76 million of us in what the noted educator ra laence-lightfoot calls "the third chapt
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Aug 5, 2009 1:00am EDT
scheduled to tell us about his electric car, that interview willake place later. to want, president cnton in north rea, john meaam and general tony zinni when we coinue. captioning spoored by ro communications from our stuos in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: bill clintoarrived in pyongyg on an unannounced visit. north koreantelevision is reporting the forme president left the country, the jailed journalists with parre pardoned followingn apology in a meter wi kim jong il earlier today. the missioncomes at a tim of hehtened tensions between washington and north korea over its nuclear program. as we tape thi broadcast at 7:00 p.m., t white house has nocommented on theelease of the journalis. joining me from washinon is glen kessler, diplomati correspondent r the "washingtopost" and joe rincione, president ofhe plow shares fund, i am pleased have them both onthis ogram, welcome. >> pleasure be with you. >> thank y. >> rose: i wan you both to tell me everything you know about what happened. (laughter) >> what we know is thathis was a carefullarranged agreement put togethe
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Aug 28, 2009 7:49pm EDT
lst their father. he truth of the matt is that for so many of use just needed someoneo hang on to. and teddy waslways there to hang on to. he h such a big heart and he shared tt heart with all of us. but teddy and patrick and kara we want to let you know that we unrstand how much you gav to allous to be caredfor. (applause) and yohad to share. you had to share. >> brown: again, the mar developments ofhe day: august became the deadest month for american trps in the eight- year afan war; a new report from the u.n.'s nucle watchdog found iran has notuspended its nucle activities. and californigovernor arnold schwarnegger declared a state of emergency for both nterey and los angeles couies after wildfires burned thousandof acres. on newsur.pbs.org, an online- only feature tonit-- an "art bt" conversation i had with josh neufeld, ahor of the new graphic novel, "a.-- after the luge-- "four years after katrina flooded new orans." here's a srt excerpt. >> what i did in ad was ttell the stories of seven diffent people, real new orlns, actual livin breathing human beings who survived katrin it w
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Aug 4, 2009 1:00am EDT
. tell us, senator, thank you for ming and give us sense of where yothink this isheaded anwhat the final version is going to look like. >> well, i suspect that in our group, six members of the financ committee-- the democrats, three remembers-- we're headed ithe direction of a plan that wld cover % of the american people. at would be fullyaid for and that would ben the ct curve in the right w. that is, it would pvent the explosion health care costs that are continug that threatenmerican families, our businesses and en the government itself. >> rose: will there be a public option? well, in our alteative, we have an agement... nothing is reed to unt everything is aged to and everything has not yet beengreed too things could change. but i say the greater likely shood that some sort of public interest cooperative would will likely be e choice. and that is an entity that would provideompetition for the for-prof insurance industry but not be government n and governnt controlled, it wou be controll and run by its mbership. >> rose: and themembership woulbe... who would be in the mbership?
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Aug 14, 2009 8:00pm EDT
democrats tell us all the time that 's the right of every american to have health care. yet it eems this obama plan will systematically deny those rights to certainroups like the eldey. >> we shouldnot have a gornment program that determines youe going to pull e plug on grand. >> hat it says is as a 74-year-old man if you develop cancer, we're retty much going to write you off. >> well, yu're just not rigt. nobody74 is going tbe written off because ey have caer. that's vicious, malicis untrueumor. pe: so have questionslike this derail the administration'slan to sell health re, janet? >> well, they haven't derailed it. but they've certaly taken it the debate in a dection that nobody had expeted. d it put the oba administration and t democrs in congress on he fensive on topics thatthey were not really expecting to come up. theseown hall meeings and the legi of attack ad that have been put up on tvnd radio, they're al very shrill and partin and sngularly uninrmative. and unfortunately, they bend -- that and inernet traffichas been the ehicle for distortions and misleading claims and this en
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Aug 7, 2009 8:30pm EDT
when we walkedthrough the doors, we saw, standing befor us,president bill clinton. >> bl clion's north korea as commission draws mixedeviews. >> ts is a propaganda success for kim jong il and the nor korean regime and enhances their prestige. >> as excted, the senate apoves sonia sotomayor for the supremcourt with the help of few repuicans. >>i do not believe that the constitutionells me i should refuse to pporter merely because i disagreewith her on some ces. >> congress comes up with another $2 blion to buy your cocker, but why sp there? >> why not a increase demand for boats, or how about rv's, or how aut refrigerators? captioned the nationalaptioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- happening a around the untry, congressional democra at town etings trying to sell the presint's health pla findinghemselves being shouted down. on the internet, there is docted video of the presidt appearing say that he will eliminate pvate health surance. the white house isighting back that. >> the people alws try to scar people when you bng them health insurce reform aret it again, and they a taking
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Aug 17, 2009 11:30pm EDT
confred with us during each time we explained o position and each time heomes to cairo. he visited syria, heisited saudirabia, other countries and this is to gras the issues which is a good thing. it's ch tter than takg a decision without lieningo the country's concern. it might damage thes cntries, might as wl damage t putation of and imageof the united stes. and this is what happened. ere was the decision t go to iraq. and thadespite the fact there was no mass destructionweapons. and going to afghanistan as well. russia stayed eight years i afghanistan. however, russia did not achiev anything and th russians admitted tha fact. there was agentleman from the russian position camto me and said they stayed with all kinds of weaponsor eight years in afghanistan without achieving a thg. so, so, and wa until we see whthe americans achieve. and i often repeated thatbut the u.s. administration was adamant on something decided apriory. >>harlie: do you think that they should get out of afghanistan. >> if i ca sayhe following. in iraq, there is a grn of stabity but that will take time. the
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Aug 7, 2009 7:00pm EDT
growth arnd the world to me us all ahead. this is thpower of human engy. chevron. the ational science foundation. supporting educati and research acrs all fields of ience and engineering. and with the ongoing supportf these institutns and foundation and... this programas made possible the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions toour pbs station om viewers like you. thank you. >> woodrf: the u.s. economy served up a surprise today new data om july showed unemployment actuallyell, and the nuer of jobs lost was smaller than expected. jeffrey brown h our lead story report. >> reporter: it was the 19 month in row of job losses, as businesses cut anothe247,000 employee ut that was about 80,000 few than expected. it was also down shary from june, and was, by far, th smallest monthlyotal this year. >> 247,000 jobs, that's lot of jobs. that's big loss. but given theontext of the sort of job loss that wee been having, ain, this is a good trend at the moment. >> reporterkeith hall, comssioner of the bureau of labor statistics, appeareat a int congressional hearing ts m
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Aug 6, 2009 1:00am EDT
opptunity for horse trang, if you will "we'llive you the journalists if you do somethg for us in the nucar issue." i don't think that evercame up, quitfrankly. but that was always the concern, certainly. i n't think the north kores actually didhat. but when the north koreans realizedho they had, they realized there w an opportunitto parlay th into something more. >> rose: what did they want? >> face. the opportunitto engage the uned states. the opportunity t have the united stes sayto them that we will ta toou and engage with you even though, quite frankly, forhe last several months it's be the north koreans who'veeen aiding most dialogue with the unite states. but i think in their heart of art it is north koreans saw this as an opportunity to get the united states somew to the table and us this perhaps a an ice breaker. >> rose: becausehey are anxious to get a relationship, biteral relationship with the united states? >> i tnk that's still the boom line for them. >> rose: towards what end? >> if u believe what theorth koreans have bn saying lo these veral months, certainly sincehe outsetf
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Aug 26, 2009 12:00am EDT
championship, 57, 58, 61 we would rodeo and three o us rodeoed, alice was the runner , and iodeoed forbout years. tavis: were you good? >> no. tavis:hy 10 years? >> it was fun. you could travel and hang out with your budes. daddy would say, why doou wan to do sething you ca'aren't good . he wanted me to sing. it came togethern 1974 whe i sang at the national final rodeo. a friend took me to nashville nd then i had a polygram ontract. tavis: thiss like people who ve never bn to nascar race. as one who's done it, wh is the thrill? >> thisis daerous and exciting. i had a time event. you are running full blast a making three tus, andtarting and stopping in a dark alleyway. its exciting and i didn't win much and didn't ma money. thank god could sing. tavis: you mentioned your big break. before tha i am se you know, before youent ba a sang, when did you know that you were gifted? >> the way i knew is because when -- i washe third child. i wasn't the oldest or yogest or the boy, i was the third kid. you did stupid things to get attentio singing got attention. knew it was special. tavis: a
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Aug 4, 2009 7:17pm EDT
costs otherwise are going to eat us alive. so we're going to gett done. >> ill: but the white hse pu has also come under attackrom the right. in the hoe, cservative blue dog demoats force leade to wate down plan to create a publicly funded health insuran alternative. responding to the increased presse, the administration toda ramped up its respons to attacks appearing on conservative websis. >> this one says uncovered video, obama explains how his health ca plan will eliminate private inrance. well, nothing uld be farther from the truth. the people wh always try to are feel when ever you try to bring them health insurae reform are at i again, and thy're takin sentences and phraseout of context and bbling them together to leave a vy false impression. >> ifill:he tr pom the prident d his pty are also confronting new questions abo how to pay for the expensive solutio ey suppo. over the weekend, th treasuryecretary geithner and chief economic adviso summers appeared leave the door openor tax hikes on the ddle class. >> revens are on theable as well? >> we're not at the point yet where we
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Aug 11, 2009 5:30pm EDT
for four days," chung sai "for so long we didn'know if anyone was ming for us." >> reporter: with the ly road into hsiao lin and sever other remote villages ill washed out,escue efforts have been painfullslowed. dical teams trying to get in on t ground have been forced to wait. wee been here hours now and so far escavators have madeittle no progress in clearing the road. it ri mains very mh a liquid rove o mudand the cnstant rain is makingatters worse. we'rnot getting through this engineer tells us. it may still take days. anso the government's answer, send soldiers in bair. thfirst group touched down in hsiao lin to scene of utter devastation. currently the tire village is buri says taiwan's deputy minister of defense, and whave t even started to look for t missing from nghboring villages. by late afternoon, hdreds of survivors habeen airlifted out of t region. but thousands re remain unaccoted for. at a neay high school, relaves of those missing waited to hearals. ese sisters last heard from their pants saturday. ey told us hsiao lin village was a dister and that they were going to
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Aug 30, 2009 9:30am EDT
the way is covered is mpletely different. >> give an example. >> when robert byr used the wo a few yea ago former grand whichar of the kkk, that was dismissed. but when trent lott made a comment about strom thurmond 40 ars ago, he had to rign his post a majorityeader. so, iean, there's certainly a double standard, but whatlse is going on heres i agree with karen that the country is becoming actuall more racially hypersensiti than before as opposed t oma's presidency transcendi race. i think it' become even more racially divisive, not necessarily becse of what republicanare doing but because of whabarack obama is doing and theeople he surrounded himself with and the people he' put in very prominent positions, and what theyant to do with race-bad polies in ts country doesn't si very well with the average white american and understandably. >> for goodns sake, are we going to blame theictim? >> siously, irene, i remember wondering when he was runng for the nomination thiing, is america ready for this, and will therbe a backlash? so are we seeing a backlash? >> well, l me just s that al
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Aug 26, 2009 6:30pm EDT
. >> paul: the barga hunter return street critique guest trick o'hare obriefing.com tells us y kraft foods has land on his bargain basement rar. >> jeff: the remembering the liberal li. look at how the late senato ted kennedy shapedealth care reform and what happens to tse efforts now. >> pl: i'm paul kangas. >> jeff: and i'meff yastine. susie gharib is assignment. th is "nightly business report" for wednesda august 26. "nightly business rert" is made ssible by: this progr was made possible by contributions to yourbs station from viewers le you. thank you. >> jeff: good evening,veryone. a much bigger increase tn forecast. les of new homes jumped 9.6% in july. coulit be the housing market is turning? scott gurvey rorts. >> reporter: it was the urth straight month of increasenew ho sales and although this is a number with a wide mgin of error, it did encoure those who see a bottom in hoing. beth ann bovino of staard and poor notes there has also been increased ying of distressed properties and exiing homes. >> those homeowners we actually free to move and acally buy something sewhere. so you
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Aug 17, 2009 6:00pm EDT
adeqte lead war on povertand ignorae here. >> john told us just now -- how old people felt abo having their say. there is an terest in the press itself. this is a great rrity to be ableor people to tink that their vo could changer concern at the political government of the untry. there is a lot of interest in at. there is also a lot ofynicism about thcandidates. theynow tt when in power, politicians tend to be rapacious and corrupt. what people te to do, therefore, is to look fothe people that ll help them in their particular intert group. northerners, people who speak that language will suppt t front line chalnger. lots of people i the south will tend to suppo the president. at least,that is what we sume. on the other hand, a lot of people are sick of presint karzai. they may say -- they y stay ay inarge numbers. he has done a lot of deals with the waords and bosses and s forth. that mu jay -- that must - that may jusget him through. >> john since then tre. all this week wwill haveive cerage of the afghan presidential election. you can see thahere on "bbc wodews." authories in
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Aug 28, 2009 5:30pm EDT
backgrind of increasing casualti, both for us and indeed pticularly too for the ited states. thers aack of confidence in the person who's the president of t country, and then it will nobe very long before people in this country begino ask themselveshat in the devil are we doing there? what purpose e we servi by being the? >> reporter: eyebrows he always bn raised by the political alliances karzai has forged to try to shore up report across the untry. the les of bek war lord genera dafterman ithe north an karzai's choice of vice president, alleged drug baron mahall mohammed kasseem ca hem. abe in central kandahar on tuesday waa reminder that despite prident obama sending an=e ability in afghantan is still long way off. u.s. commands are warning th still don' have the rources to fight the taliban. >> that was kenny azerasmitn. theris another important election we'be watching this weekend. sunday, japa will select new parliament. and it appears the ruling liberal democratic partywill be ousted for first time in 54 years. prime nister aso's approval ths have plunged over his handling over thec
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Aug 21, 2009 12:00pm EDT
perfect birtisanship wherethe republans an democrats can join hands. the genius wa always that he used the rhetoric o bipartanship to advance, not a far left agenda but a convention family liberal agenda. >> it is up to the president too allow the in this that are being said that ar nottrue to be taking people away who want to do what he wants us to do. yes, ihink the educatial task tha he still has before him h -- >> he doesn li corontation. he belves that you can bring everybody along and you can reconcile competing interests because he's blliant enoug and because he's talented ough to be able to do it. the reality is that this is not happening. >> charlie: we continue th sir ben kinsley whose new movie is "fty dead men walking." >> the are really all by ance. then they nd themselves on is terble landscape where one deliberely has to exploit the other d if it doesn't work, dre away. and actually a relationship develops betweenhem where i, my chacter being,ou cou -- i supse cod call m a sonless father and his character beina fatherlesson. es a very interesting dynamic between them. >>
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Aug 25, 2009 7:00pm EDT
toove us all ahead. this is the powerf human energy. chevron. intel. supporting mh and science education foromorrow's innovator the national science fndation. supporti education and rearch across all fields of science and engineerg. and with the ongng support of the institutions and foundations. and... thisrogram was made possible by the corporation fo public broadcastg. and by contributions to yourbs station from viewers li you. thank you. >> ifill: president ama nominated the chairman of e ederal reserve, ben bernanke to a second term today e bernanke vote of confiden hapned at the same time two government rorts projected ch higher budget deficits or the next ten ars. judy wdruff has our lead story report. >> the m next to me, ben bernanke, has led the fed throh one of the worst finaial crises that this nation and theorld has ever faced. >> reporter: theresident picked the middl of his family vacation on martha's vineyard to brea the news. >>e's an expe on the causes of the great depssion. i'msure ben ver imagined that he uld be part of team responsib for preventingnother. but because
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Aug 26, 2009 11:30pm EDT
moments, al? d his... not saddest moment n which is he been public for alof us but his regrets. and suspect he would n put not winning e predent i on his list of regre. >> i think you're right. i think his biggest regret was not gettinthe health careth overhaul through congress in his last yrs.is hisappiest moments i think we with family, paicularly vicki these lt 17 years. he alsoad 1 a... he had a great relationship withis kids. he had magical relationship with caroline nnedy. to see the two of them together they wld almost look at each oth and they could see herot ther and his brother in the other. and that waa very, very special lationship which he would... obvious brought great joy to his le. >> rose: thiss a tough summ for you, al hunt.u, bob nok was a fend. senator kennedy friend. >> it has. i lost mmentor allen oten and jackemp died a few months ago. a lot of peop who i considerede among the greatest people i'v ever known. and it's been sad.ee that's what ppens, charlie, i gueswhen you get w olr. >> rose: al, thank y for sharing thir i know is has been a difficult time. what
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Aug 21, 2009 7:00pm EDT
us all ahead. thiss the power of human energy. chevro and the willm and flora hewlt foundation, working to solve social and envirmental problems ahome and around the world. and withhe ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. an... this ogram was made possible by the corporation for public broadcastin and by conibutions to your pbs station from viewers likeou. thank you. >>lehrer: the chairman of the federal reserve hahopeful words onhe u.s. economy today. ben bernanke sa the country wa starting to emerge from recession, and at aggressive intervention by the governnt was working. jeffrey brown has our ld story report. >> reporter: the fed chairm gave his optimisc assessment aan annual federal reserve sympium held in the high mountain country of jason hole, wyomin >> reporter: mr. bernanke sd, in part: he did temper that enthussm with a note ofaution, saying prlems persist in both the credit and job markets but stock markets jumpeon bernanke's marks, the dow gaed nearly 156 points, to 9506. the nasd was up 31, ending the day just under 2021. for the week the dow w u
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Aug 25, 2009 11:00pm EDT
know things weren't as they were told to us to be. but i don't want to rp on that. whe i want t go.... >> rose: well, you had an album. >> yeah, i d thelbum. i did thelbum, i said all of what i had to sy and n i don't likeo do it again. i don't likesinging the songs, i did it i'm not cnn. i on't play it over and over. >> rose: inow how you feel about that. tually, i agreeith that. (laughs) >> so i don't want to do that. i wa to... what i want to do is try to make a difference in anoer way. i really thk-- and somewhere along the line th year i figure out-- that, you know, i really can do mething else. i he a lot of other interes, you know? and one of th is mecnical and i look back at... d technology and all of the things. i look atwhat's going o and i go, you know, whyan't ibe one of the people who tries to do something? to replace the type of transportati that we use? >> rose:well, you arerying to do that. definitely. >> rose:ou've gothis hybrid car. >> yea that's what i'm trying to o. and i want to do that. i want to... i set a goa a loftgoal for my organization my friends that i'
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Aug 12, 2009 5:30pm EDT
the new america foundation in shington, d.c. thanks f being with us. >> thank you for hing me. we've heard a lot tonight about w official corruptions impeding therug war in mexico and m wondering that why the mexican governme deployed tens of ousands of troops to fight drug cartels, and thens it working? >> it's one of the reans why there was a perceive depl the military, yes. the fact that a lot local police fces had been compromised and infiltrated which is recurring problem in mexico. i wouldn'tay it's only from corruption though. i think it's actlly a matter -- there was no other force t throw at the proem. mexico lacks a song muscular ti police force. so paly that the government was being outgunn. >> is it worki? >> there's a stalemate in place. it worked initially. a sort of shock-and-e element to having the army patrol the streets. buover time the cartels have adjusted to thnew reaty. and if you take say, srez in mexico lt month it was t deadlit month sincehe mexican revoluti in that city. so it'snot seen as a viable longterm strategy, no. >> the united states, understand, sro
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Aug 28, 2009 1:00am EDT
. expects $32 blion will be used forosses regulatorslready see coming. that leaves a ttle more than 0 billion to cover the unexpected. and wi 416 banks on the f.d.i.c.'s problem list holdg assets of $300 blion, there is plty of room for unexpected. >> they' going to need more money. >> reporter: doug elliott studies the financl crisis for the ookings institution. needed, the fdic can borrow fr the treasury to shore up it's depositnsurance fund, but elliott thinksaxpayers won't ha to any losses. >> my best gue is that taxpayerwon't have to put up anything. that the preums they can charge to the bas over the next, say ten years, can cov this crisis. but we don't know. >> reporter: jameshessen, chief ecomist, for the american banrs association says ban are doing their part to help the fdic. they are already ping higher premiums for deposit insuran and the industry set ade $67 billion the second quarter to cover their growing loanosses. >> it's a matt of trying to be udent having income a little le because they want to have the resources set aside handle the loan loss they expect in ch a
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Aug 18, 2009 6:00pm EDT
offer. these are real voti cards used by ople on election day cast their choice f the next president of afgnistan. we were told that they were asking $10 or $15 for each card. the seller had 1000 on offer and e were plenty more where the ca from. thes votes -- these cards will be apped for votes on election day. we havenow returned them, and no money has changed hands. thesepictures were pssed to us by an election monitoring group. the ow multiple votingards being giveout to the same person. d they show how children were able to gethem. the group ys the officials who did this will be in charge on election day. >> ths the card distribution kn about. i am surthere is dtribution we do t know about. we had enough cards to contact authorities, t not to prevent this. >> there may be more than one. butf you can prove that [unintelligible] no one can move this in two or three days. >> it is a timely test of rural afghanistan. most peopleive in places like this. this ishere the ection will be deced. the tribal leaders here are highly respected d can influence largelocs of votes. they told us
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Aug 30, 2009 10:30am EDT
eowment >> abernethy: welcome. i'm boabernethy. good to ve you with us. ligious leaders across the spectrum were among tse offering tribus after the eath of senator edward kenne this week. sever faith groups praised his upport for healthcare reforms a moral issuend his work on poverty, immigration and ciil rights. kennedyas a roman catholic who advocated strict separati of church and state. he somemes took stands that conicted with the teachings of his church, such as s support for abortion rights. but he also sided with the church on many cial justice issues. boston cardinal se o'malley issued a statement sayin knedy was quote "often a champion for the po, the less founate and those seeking a better life." the world's more than one- billion mlims are celebrating their holy month of ramada it's a time of datime fasting and ecial prayers. in many parts the world, muslims are conducting spial ramadan chari projects. president obama recorded a deo message wishing muslis well during this sacretime. >> fasting is a concepshared by many faiths, includig my own christian faith,s a way of
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Aug 24, 2009 11:00pm EDT
it t i wasn getting l the attention. we got le, of crse, they loved us all theime. rose: but there were so many theyouldn't give as much as you like. >> so i found out early onhat had to... instead just staying tuble all the time i had kind of focus on something so iearned to play the guitar and i learned to love it. >> rose: what would trouble be boys? >> no,ust being too hyper and too... trying to g so mu tention and eithe aggravation or just being lou and no realizing . just bei just into everhing. so learned to dcipline myself through my musicnd then i staed writing these songs. then people would co arod anmy mother was very iressed withhe fact that iould write like that. i cod rhyme. >> rose: was it simplyecause you worked it so hard or was it a gift? it was a gift. the gi ran inhe family. i just tk it and decided i was going o more. so i would wri all theseongs when people woulcome to our house mama would say "run and get your guitar and singhat song you wrote." and tn i saw was getting a lot of attention so ithought "wow, this is gng to be great." so i just kept that up and
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Aug 25, 2009 12:30am EDT
, "nitly business repo", washington joining us now, orge magliano, dictor of automotive research at global insight. >> hi, h you doing? >> good. thanks. s this cash for clunkers program worth it? >> most defitely. it has bn a rousing success. it was amazing the way it started off with the first billion llars and we thought when they put the extra $2illion in things would slow down a bit. but viously the consumers warmed up to thing and theyave been going to the show rooms in droves. and it really is -- it' helped pick up sales in the short run and is going to fee its way back into production and employment and into e economy. >> wel do you think that you're going s more momentum on auto saleill this spark a covery for the autoindustry? >> no. what's goingo happen is once the stimulus is removed, onc the program is stopped,nd there's no mor money coming, sales will drop back down. drop back down to e levels that ty were at the beginning of the year. that's becau of the recession, but what's happened isbecause of the program, we he seen maybe abt a third of the buyers that have come ,
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Aug 10, 2009 6:00pm EDT
should be done to stop the ase of women and the use of re as a weapon of war. she reacted forcelly when a stent asked about her husband's ew on aoreign- policy iue. she said that her husband was not the secretary of state. >>> representatives from almost 200 countries we in the german city of bonn trying to negotiate a n treaty on climate change. the treaty is no due to be completed til the conferen in copenhagen inecember. >>> climate change one reason at the food production of th world nds to doubl by 15. that is according tthe united nations fo and agriculture ency. there couldbe me hunker poor countries and an end to cheaper food in te more wealthy world. >> in rich wrld, gettg food for the family tae has been easy. we will t be aeo takthis for grante as they become harder to g. scientists areredicting that ve soon, there are likely to be shortages that wod drive up prices. ome fans will not be available at a. what are the problems that will hit food production? there will be more extrem weather because ofhe climate ange. tre is a growing world populati that is set to top 8 lli
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Aug 14, 2009 8:30pm EDT
olymps, dead at thage of 88. >>resident kendy used to say that if she had beea man, she would have bn president instead of jack. captned by the naonal captioning institute --www.ncicap.org >> it has be aild weeon e health care front. e president has been trying to uelch reports that the democrats' health re reforms inudes a plannedo kilold peop. this weein iowa, republican senator chuckrassley helped to keep that talk going. >> i don't have any problems with things like ling wills, but they ought toe done with the family wehould not have a government progr that dermines if to pull the plug on grandma. >> let's e if w can lay ts thing to rt. is the obama administration planning to pull the ug on grandma, jene? >> no, they are t planning to do that. this is oneof those provisions thatecause it is poorly written or because peoe see a benefit in it haseen totally sinterpreted. clearly, what it is is a reimbursent fo services where a senior who wants torite a livingill canget that for fr, essentially, or at a discount, but it is volunry, not mandory. >> evan, why is this debate so nasty? >
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Aug 21, 2009 6:00pm EDT
jubilaon. today, the goverent kept us away from his family, but we d speak to his brother in law. >> we are saddenedy the agedy of lockerbie and the people who lost their childn. but i assure you -- he is innocent. if you uld see him now, you would realize it is impossie he cou do it. >> tt is not how the briti government seeit. they warned libyans wiin an hour of the plane taki off. a letter arrived from dning street. in thatgordon brown asked the byans to act with "sensitivi." he said the british government expected low-key return. clearly the message w confused or nored. state medi repted the letter concerned only bilateral relations. now it seems that messa is heard loud and car. so far, the has been n reactionrom colonel gaddafi, in televisednterview, no triumph at all. behind me, you see the lights for aelebration in 11 days' time which will mark the anniversary of the up that brough colonel gaddafi to power. it is not wishedhat condemnatio overshadow the event. >> outge. >> i unid stes, the pictes carry the east coast morng shows stokes the anchor. >>hat abo the libyans, s
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Aug 6, 2009 6:30pm EDT
impressed. gadgets can livenywhere in the screen. a libraries folderakes a little getting used tout is effectivin combining your work, ev if it is stored on different computers in a network. but e biggest news is under the vers, "windows seven" is moretable, faster and smaller than vista. it ran well on mold laptop, which couldn't hane vista. pcg.com's lance ulanoff agrees wi my review and notes this time, miosoft has played down e hype. >> basicly they're saying this an operating system that works. it gets the job done. it's going to be learn. it's goi to work on the hardware thayou currently have. you won't necessary have to upgrade to run it. i think they'rgoing to right the windows sh with this opating system. >> reporter: so the verdt: if u're buying a new computer, s, get "windows 7." in fact, that's the be way to do it. if you are already running vista, yes. the upgrade is virtuly painless and you will pleased you did it. stl running xp, now it gets teresting. the swer is, maybe. a lot people, including a lot of companies, ipped vist if you notnly skipped vista, buare also still
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Aug 27, 2009 5:30pm EDT
architectural plans for the arab vits death mp. they will ben display at the memorial. tanyahu used the ocsion to refer to lessons that should be learned om the holocaust. >> it does not hppen because the main civilized wer of the powers of the da did not a in time to stop therming of barbarism and armed barbarism knows now lits and has to be unarmed, disarmed in tie. >> reporter:etanyahu also said that he expected chancellor merk to take a strong stand against iran's clear ambitions. he id iran posed a drect threat to srael's security merkel said rmany is prared to take a tougher line with iran if that becomes nessary. translator: iran has been asked to participate in negotiations. if they failto respond to these requests, we will consider stronger sanctions in the ener sector and other appropriate sectors such as the financial seor. in fact, we will not merely consider this, we will discuss with the international communit how bestto implement these sanctions. >> rorter: merkel said netanyah should show more flexibility and t issue of settlements palestinian land. germanhas called on i
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Aug 27, 2009 12:00pm EDT
faed98run found a ho. gacy heas tre i ins him an uarled thos us who ledn tt isge wll ways rember parch of theamy enhe othersie don't ow aasy t rk in thsena. itoesn't mak gre si to cpr with h t wh you tnkabou h was ab tdonterms t lesliove hhe mimuwas r op, ilen hlt immian, notiting aes leop's right cting ionsf , at real lac th iceis o not en ecd tohe brot f whe alys com him. >> ro y k t w was fatalisti and unders t phis desnys e a god e na had seenatrthanoe id yw, ata i ink onhe di ke tt cio runor t esnymo aer h sein rea cfo wh ents was ofll t broths t moproaab, theos narapoti almost le s gndth,yit te, talkopl,i nsto pe. ani th idcy wlws ch enorimecf h brotrsing n down there saydon't need t be presi, me jusdo the of decracy ghhere i the nate." >>ose: wl, wheok at the imcte's.is legi trere 500 significant eces o legislatn. wh you t about tmpt livest's ag,oweringl ement rbeyond pridts. >> aolel fard my i an tt'th t soal jtice ate sabtowas to bring aut t gislatatempne al aected t y pee, yhee th he, cncth heobs bwithheamiehe somebodyetsi this mecalee inrehu iacts people'sailyves. >> rose: to s
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Aug 17, 2009 12:00pm EDT
progress many of us would have liked. but nevertheless, our ncept of cancer as a disease has radically changed. our ability to treat some of e many kinds of caers has radicall aered. >> re: weontinueith freeman dyson on his views on almo everything. >> i enjoy life and i don't particularly ce whether what i'm doing at thatmoment is imrtant. >> rose: is whether it interests youis that the test? >> yes. >>ose: is it challengg and interesting to y? >> yes, and science to is just som and isjust like-- likeainting pictures or anything else. >> rose: twomen of science,s can varm and freeman don coming up. captioning sponsored by rose communicaons ptioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in neyork city, this is charlie rose. >> ros harold varmus is here. in 1989, he w ardedhe the nobel prize in medicine ong with hiscollaborator jay chael bishop. since 2,000 heeb president the memoal sloan ccer center re in new york. was recently appointed co-chair of president barack obama's counc vasers on science d technoly. his new bookis called "t art and politics of sence." heeb is a fr
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